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KCCA vs AS KIGALI: Mutebi’s men seek to overturn 2-0 deficit

Danito NSUBUGA 

Uganda’s remaining representatives on the continent KCCA FC have their work cut out when they face a very tricky Rwandan outfit at St Mary’s stadium in Kitende.

The Rwanda peace cup winners edged Botswana side Orapa United to qualify for this stage, whereas KCCA were handed a bye thanks to their impressive record in CAF competitions.

Bright Anukani was key in Proline’s ejection of AS Kigali 2 years ago, he is now on the books of KCCA

AS Kigali are familiar with Ugandan opponents having been eliminated by Proline FC in the 2018/19 season, thanks to Ivan Bogere’s heroics.

In their ranks, KCCA have Bright Anukani who was also among the stars in Shafiq Bisaso’s side that beat Kigali at Lugogo. The Kigali outfit have however let go of their star man Seif Sentongo who scored in the two legged tie.

Mike Mutebi’s men come into this game with a two goal deficit following the cancellation of the first leg tie due to KCCA’S failure to raise the minimum number of 15 players required for a CAF match. A huge chunk of their players had tested positive for COVID-19.

They will have to score 3 unanswered goals or more if they are to advance and join the eliminated contingent from the champions league, for the penultimate round.

Nigerian striker Ortomal Alex Alex expected to cause problems for KCCA FC.

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Defender Peter Magambo, Bright Anukani, Kizza Bukenya, Joseph Kafumbe , Steven Serwadda and Musa Ramathan are expected to make the squad whereas the experienced trio of Gift ali, Hassan Musana and Juma Balinya will be missed.

The good news is that first choice goal keeper Charkes Lukwago is available for selection after recovering from COVID-19. Denis Iguma, Keziron Kizito and Brian Aheebwa also managed to shake off the slight injuries.

KCCA will have to be aware of gangly hitman Ortomal Alex and Abubakar Lawal who scored twice when Kigali were eliminating Orapa United.

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